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Windows 7: display (multiple) problems.

17 May 2011   #1
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi all,

I need some help betcha haven't heard that before lol

Ok well my nephew (4 yrs old) was banging around at my desk and when I went back to my pc, (monitor off, pc on) turned on the monitor and my background only covered 2/3 of the screen and all icons everything was not visible.

Reminded me of what I had on my tv as second monitor when I first hooked up the pc. Lots of problems getting that sorted out too. and I don't remember what I did then either lol.

Only way I could get my pc monitor back to number 1 now was by disconnecting the hdmi out to tv.
My screen is still narrow 2 black bars on either side.
changing resolution doesn't affect it.
video card is nvidia geforce 9200

Sorry this is probably stupid but until I know how to fix it, it is rocket science..

Pc monitor is listed as 2 and tv as 1


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17 May 2011   #2
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The first thing I'd check are the connections. Make sure that nothing is broken either on the video card or the the monitor connections.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KevinSmith View Post
Pc monitor is listed as 2 and tv as 1
It could be as simple as adjusting your display setting in the software.
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17 May 2011   #3
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

alas I cannot find this simple fix if it is that..
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17 May 2011   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution
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17 May 2011   #5
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Maybe I need to start at the beginning and that's where I need your help.
I have an acer aspire x3400 with 2 displays samsung monitor and samsung tv.
My monitor is 2nd display and my tv is first. that is not the way it was 12 hrs ago..
or it was but my computer display was normal (full screen) and I could just switch sound and nothing else.

when I try to adjust my resolution higher I get a warning and then screen shut down saying 1680X1050 recommended.
My settings don't even go that high.
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17 May 2011   #6
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Try the adjustments under Multiple displays to select the primary display.
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17 May 2011   #7
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

yeah when I click on my monitor (#2) it's option to make primary is greyed out.
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17 May 2011   #8
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the move to the right area. I hope I get some help here.
I have a feeling it's simple but i'm missing something....
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17 May 2011   #9
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Greyed out means that one display is not being detected.
Are both displays plugged in and turned on?
The TV display should be set to the HDMI input.
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17 May 2011   #10
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

even when the pc monitor is the only one installed it shows as #2..
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